Danish multinational power company Ørsted has awarded a CO2 capture equipment supply contract to Carbon Clean for its FlagshipONE eMethanol project in Sweden.
Carbon Clean’s technology will capture 70,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from a biomass-fired combined heat and power site in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.
The FlagshipONE project will combine the biogenic CO2 with renewable hydrogen to produce 50,000 tons annually of eMethanol for use in the shipping sector, which currently accounts for approximately 3% of global CO2 emissions.
“The FlagshipONE project not only demonstrates the role carbon capture must play in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors, such as shipping but also that the technology is ready and there is absolute confidence in our ability to deliver at scale,” said Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO of Carbon Clean, said. “We speak often about the storage of captured carbon, but this project is a perfect example of utilization – the ‘U’ in CCUS – and we are thrilled to be working alongside Ørsted to deliver this project.”
The CO2 capture plant will be modular, with the majority of its components produced and sourced from Europe, in order to help develop a large European supply chain base. Following off-site testing, the modules will be transported and assembled on-site in the fall of 2024. FlagshipONE is expected to go live in 2025.
The site will use Carbon Clean’s proprietary CDRMax technology, a high-performance solvent that has high stability, low corrosivity, and low regeneration energy requirements.
Ørsted’s first commercial-scale Power-to-X site, FlagshipONE is an important step in the company’s goal of taking a leading position in renewable hydrogen and green fuels.